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  • Blanc, Esther Silverstein (illustrated by Tennessee Dixon.)
    BERCHICK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Volcano, CA: Volcano Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story about a Jewish homesteading family in Wyoming in the early years of the 20th century, and about a colt adopted by the mother of the family and named 'Berchik', Yiddish for 'little bear.' illustrated with duotone pictures by Dixon. The first book by the author, who was herself born on a homestead in Wyoming in 1913 and the first children's book illustrated by Dixon. Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award. ISBN: 0-912078-812.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (closed tear to frontispiece, dj price-clipped, some crinkling to dj.)

    Book ID: 36674
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  • Brett, Simon.
    THE STABBING IN THE STABLES: A Fethering Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh book in the Fethering series, featuring the unlikely duo of Home Office retiree Carole Seddon and her neighbour Jude, a healer, set in the historic village of Fedborough. SIGNED on the title page. An interesting series, and a picture of changing village life in England, as gentrification takes over. 377 pp. ISBN: 1-405041374.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86616
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  • RIDING RHYMES FOR YOUNG RIDERS. by Disston, Harry; illustrated by Paul Brown.
    Disston, Harry; illustrated by Paul Brown.
    RIDING RHYMES FOR YOUNG RIDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bond Wheelwright, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - The front cover of the dust jacket accurately describes this as "a lively informative book for all ages - for the seasoned rider as well as for the novice who loves horses and good horsemanship." Topics range from horseshoes to breeding, feeding and watering, horse shows, jumping, racing and working horses on a ranch and in the military. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Paul Brown - most pages have more than one drawing. Large format. 68 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt stamping on the front panel and along the spine in a very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, dj has a loss of approximately 1/2 inch at top and bottom of spine, some light wear to top edge, original price of 2.75, dj now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 85576
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  • EL VAQUERO. by Morris, Ernest.
    Morris, Ernest.
    EL VAQUERO.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    [Templeton, CA:] By the author, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study of the life of the California vaqueros and buckaroos in the early 20th century by this artist and third-generation rancher. Includes sections on their lives, the tools used, horses, roping techniques and more, illustrated throughout with Morris's artwork - both full color, full page paintings and numerous black white drawings, as well as some color photographs and many black and white vintage photographs. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 8/93. Glossary. Folio. 156 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration in a very good dustjacket (edgewear to the back cover of the dj.)

    Book ID: 57998
    View cart More details Price: $275.00
  • EL VAQUERO. by Morris, Ernest.
    Morris, Ernest.
    EL VAQUERO.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    [Templeton, CA:] By the author, 1999. dj. Hardcover - A study of the life of the California vaqueros and buckaroos in the early 20th century by this artist and third-generation rancher. Includes sections on their lives, the tools used, horses, roping techniques and more, illustrated throughout with Morris's artwork - both full color, full page paintings and numerous black white drawings, as well as some color photographs and many black and white vintage photographs. Glossary. Folio. 156 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in burnt sienna cloth with gilt lettering and decoration in a near fine dustjacket (a bit of sunning to the spine of the dj and upper edge of back cover.)

    Book ID: 85902
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  • COAL BLACK HORSE. by Olmstead, Robert.
    Olmstead, Robert.
    COAL BLACK HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she sends her only child, age fourteen to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home. But not far from home, his horse becomes hesitant and he realizes the magnitude of his task. It takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life. 218 pp. ISBN: 1565125215.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owners name)

    Book ID: 60758
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  • THE SUMMER THAT LASTED FOREVER. by Petroski, Catherine.
    Petroski, Catherine.
    THE SUMMER THAT LASTED FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. Hardcover first edition - A young girl's coming-of-age set in a small Illinois town in the late 1940s. 156 pp. ISBN: 0-395-353882.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, minor edgewear).

    Book ID: 70477
    View cart More details Price: $12.50
  • MRS. MACK. by Polacco, Patricia.
    Polacco, Patricia.
    MRS. MACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - The author remembers the summer in Michigan when she was ten years old and was taught how to ride by Mrs Mack. Illustrated by the author. 40 pp. ISBN: 0-399-231676.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket (initials on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 57651
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  • Price, Janet Muirhead.
    STARLIGHT, STAR BRIGHT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Norris, Montana : Raven Publishing, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Illustrated by Pat Lehmkuhl. The third in a series about the mishaps and adventures of young Miranda Stevens and Starlight, the black stallion she loves and wants to own someday. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-9714161-25.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30371
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  • NEZ PERCE BUFFALO HORSE. by Sanderson, William E.
    Sanderson, William E.
    NEZ PERCE BUFFALO HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the early 18th century, this is "the story of the great changes that the coming of the horse made in the Indian's way of life. Young Wolf belonged to the first generation of Nim-i-pu as the Nez Perce called themselves to grow up in a culture that had learned to use the speed and power of the horse." Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by Pers Crowell. 169 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87004-2122.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (small peeled spot on front endpaper, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 55648
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  • NEZ PERCE BUFFALO HORSE. by Sanderson, William E.
    Sanderson, William E.
    NEZ PERCE BUFFALO HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the early 18th century, this is "the story of the great changes that the coming of the horse made in the Indian's way of life. Young Wolf belonged to the first generation of Nim-i-pu as the Nez Perce called themselves to grow up in a culture that had learned to use the speed and power of the horse." Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by Pers Crowell. 169 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87004-2122.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (name on front endpaper, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 55095
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